This session will discuss how IGES can contribute to the 4th “UN Climate and SDGs synergy conference” to be convened by UNDESA and UNFCCC in April/May/June 2023 at theUN Headquarters, New York Discussion will also focus on related events/opportunities based on results of the 3rd “UN Climate and SDGs synergy conference” held on 20-21 July 2022 atUNU, Tokyo, the 27th session of Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27) and side events on synergy in COP27. This session will explore IGES' particular contribution to the role of an integrated scientific approach to strengthen synergies (and weaken trade-offs) that could link with post SDGs, and will explore a vision for IGES' post-SDGsactivities.
This session will start by inviting high-level representatives from the 3rd synergy conference to give some remarks. Then, IGES will share results from the 3rd synergy conference and related events at COP27. Discussions will bring together key researchers at IGES and other partner organisations with particular focus on the role of “circular economy” and “disaster risk reduction (DRR)”, which are essential elements for strengthening the synergy between climate change and SDGs, as well as what contribution IGES can provide.
CONFERENCE BACKGROUND NOTE: Third Global Conference on Strengthening Synergies between the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Building the evidence base for synergistic action in support of raising climate and SDGs ambition
Author: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs; United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change secretariat; Ministry of the Environment of Japan; United Nations University; Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
This conference background note is developed for the Third Global Conference on Strengthening Synergies between the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The note aims to address two questions: 1) What is known about synergies and trade-offs? and 2) What can be done to consolidate existing and emerging knowledge on these...